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      Adult fee: $5, Children 12 and under free

      Grand Canyon of Texas

      The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon's rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history.

      Things to Do

      Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature or bird watch. During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS.

      Choose from campsites with water and electricity, primitive drive-up sites, equestrian sites, or backpack camping areas. Stay in one of three cabins on the canyon’s rim or four limited service cabins on the canyon floor. Rent our new pavilion for a wedding, reunion or meeting.

      Stop by the Visitor Center on the canyon rim to learn more about the park. The park store at the Visitor Center sells books, pottery, jewelry and more. Look for souvenirs, snacks and meals at The Trading Post on the canyon floor.

      Trails and backpack campsites may close during wet weather.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      The park is located about 12 miles east of Canyon on State Highway 217. From Amarillo, take Interstate 27 south to State Highway 217, and go east eight miles.
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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #4,159
      State Ranking
      #71
      Trails
      25
      Total Distance
      55 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,853 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,444 ft
      Total Vertical
      674 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      239

      Photos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

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      Apr 1, 2018 @ 1:17pm
      Apr 1, 2018
      North Commanche, Freo
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      Apr 1, 2018 @ 1:17pm
      Apr 1, 2018
      North Commanche, Freo
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      Mar 8, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Mar 8, 2018
      Givens, Spicer and Lowry Trail
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      Jan 4, 2018 @ 9:45am
      Jan 4, 2018
      Givens, Spicer and Lowry Trail
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      Videos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

      Palo Duro Canyon Texas: Rock Garden Trail Part 3
      29:31 | 38 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Rock Garden trail MTB POV - Palo Duro Canyon...
      4:44 | 37 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Palo Duro Canyon, Rock Garden Trail
      17:06 | 31 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Amarillo Yellowjackets Kiowa Trail MTB Ride...
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      15:47 | 45 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
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